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The following table presents a breakdown of the grading for ENSC 405W (please note the rubrics are to be updated):


Due Date Assignment Approximate Length Assignment Rubrics Weighting
Thurs, June 07 & Thurs, July 26 Submission of Teamwork Evaluation Inventories (X2) Must be submitted on time
Throughout Workshop Completion N/A Must be attended

Professionalism and
Class Attendance

Thurs, May 31 Project Proposals 15-20 pages Proposal Rubric
Tues, June 19 & Tues, July 24
Design Reviews 15 mins (X2) Design Review Rubric
Thurs, June 21 Requirements Specs 15-20 pages Requirements Spec Rubric
Thurs July 26 Design Specifications 15-20 pages Design Spec Rubric
Thurs, July 26 UI Design Appendix 5-10 pages UI Appendix Rubric
Thurs, July 26 440 Planning Appendix 5-10 pages 440 Planning Appendix Rubric
Thurs, Aug 02 Poster Presentation 4 hours Poster Rubric
Thurs, Aug 02 Engineering Journals Varies Journal Rubric


Please note that documents must be submitted to the ENSC 405W instructor via e-mail by 11:59 PM on the date they are due. Late documents will be penalized 10% per day late (or part thereof). Each team is permitted one free late (maximum 3 days), which may only be used for the requirements specs or design specs. If you request an extension, please send an e-mail prior to the deadline to the ENSC 405W instructor in place of the document.

ENSC 405W is graded on an A-F basis as follows:

























Professionalism and class attendance (10%) and the Engineering Journals (10%) are assessed on an individual basis. Final 405W grades within a team may thus vary by up to 20% depending upon these factors. As well, overall grades may also be adjusted up or down for 405W depending upon the findings of the Teamwork Evaluation Inventories and the Work Breakdown Chart included as part of the Engineering Journal.


The precise grading criteria (Assignment Rubrics) for the documents and presentations can be found in the Grading Table at the top of this page. Please read these rubrics carefully as rewrites are rarely permitted. Note that some of these rubrics are being revised and will be posted as available.




You are required to submit all the following documents in the specified format in order to complete ENSC 405W:

  • Proposal, Requirements Specification, Design Specification, and Teamwork evaluations (2 instances) --
    as e-mail attachments in .pdf format (Adobe Acrobat).
  • Engineering Journal -- hand written (standard lab book).
  • Poster Presentation -- as e-mail attachments in .pptx format.
  • All project documents are required by the School of Engineering Science and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) to be posted on the website. In exceptional circumstances, you may request that your documents remain confidential for a maximum of one year following completion of the course. To request that your documents remain confidential, you must submit a written request that outlines the intellectual property you are trying to protect and a timeline for completing a prototype and patent protection. Please make a confidentiality request only if you seriously intend to take your product to market.



    As with all courses at SFU, you are expected to follow proper citation and referencing practices in ENSC 405W (see the SFU Code of Academic Integrity -- http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html).  

    This means that you must cite and reference the sources for any material that you have taken from journals, books, and websites in your documentation. The sources for short quotations, paraphrases, figures, and tables must be clearly cited in the text of the documents using either the IEEE or APA format.


    More lengthy material, such as copies of standards, should be placed in appendices which clearly indicate the source. Complete reference lists are also required.

    Failure to follow proper citation and referencing practices will result in a grade of 0 for the specific team-written document involved (as well as the requirement to revise and resubmit the document). A second infraction will result in a recommendation of an F for ENSC 405W. Any penalties assessed will apply to all team members as everyone is responsible for reviewing team documents to ensure that they comply with standard academic practice. Ensure you completely review all team documents for compliance.

    Submitting a faked engineering journal will result in a grade of 0 for that assignment (and may result in failure in ENSC 405W). Fakery can include such infractions as removing pages in your journal or compiling your journal at the end of the semester from on-line material or from memory. Your journal must be generated throughout the semester. You may be required to submit your journals at any point in the semester.


    Signing in to class on behalf of another individual will result in a 0 for professionalism in ENSC 405W for all individuals involved.


    In all cases of violations of the University Academic Integrity Policy, incident forms will be completed and filed with the department and Registrar.


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